It’s the time of year to start getting your house ready for spooky season. We have a DIY project that will help your decorations really come alive. Recreate a tiny zombie apocalypse in a mason jar. For these undead, zombie terrariums you don’t even need to have a green thumb. After you make a few for yourself this Halloween, set up a zombie terrarium creation-station as a Halloween party craft.
When it comes to zombie Halloween parties, keep your costumed zombie friends from moaning and groaning by planning a craft activity that they are bound to dismember, we mean, remember. This zombie terrarium activity is easy to do with groups, big and small, due to the basic supplies you can find at the thrift store, craft store and your own backyard. Follow our tips to encourage creativity among your guests to create a memento they can bring home and display with their Halloween décor. Turn this activity into a contest and offer a worthy prize for the most creative or most creepy zombie-filled creation!
This maker station was created, shot and written by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. These portable little zombie quarantine jars are guaranteed to raise some spirits at your Halloween party.
Zombie Terrarium Supplies
- Miniature kids toys (these were all found in a $3 bag at the thrift store!)
- Mini rocks
- Acrylic paint – including black, brown, white, yellow, red, green
- Assortment of paintbrushes, especially small ones
- Spanish moss or dried grass
- Hot Glue
- Mason jars
- Water cups
- Paper plates as paint palettes
- Cover your table surface with a plastic tablecloth to prevent ruining your table with liquid materials.
- Separate materials in trays, bowls or bins to people can pull them close, pass them around or reach in.
- Party basics, like a paper plate or themed paper cup, can also be used for your painting materials.
- Any character can become a zombie with the help of some paint! Paint the skin with a light, greenish tone, add black and red around all the facial openings and extra dots of yellow for the zombie’s eyes. Dirty up their clothes with a combination of black and brown, plus some blood-red drips mixed about.
- Keep a glue gun plugged in but away from all the materials so no one gets burned
- Place tongs on the table to help with the placement of the zombie figurines for those too big to get inside adult hands.
- Display an example terrarium on the table to inspire guests with their creations
Encourage guests to paint their jars to remove any “newness” it has.